Métis Family Wellbeing Coordinator (092519
Metis Nation of Ontario
Blind River, ON
Internal/External Posting
Indeterminate, Full-time

Location: Blind River, Ontario
Closes: September 25, 2019; 4:30PM

The Métis Family Wellbeing (MFWB) program aims to provide resources to support local children and youth affected by violence and reduce the need to bring children into care by supporting families through the least disruptive means possible.

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Healing and Wellness Branch is seeking a strong team player to serve as the indeterminate MFWB Coordinator in Blind River, Ontario, with some travel throughout the region.

The MFWB program’s focus is on the connection between violence in Indigenous families and communities. In order to improve child and youth outcomes over a lifetime, and reduce the need to bring children into care, the longer term objectives of the program are:

the reduction of the number of Indigenous children and youth in the child welfare and youth justice systems
the reduction of the occurrence of violence in families
the improvement of the overall health and wellbeing of communities.

Upon successful completion of the three-month probationary period, the successful candidate will be enrolled in the MNO Registered Retirement Plan and group benefits program.

In carrying out the following duties, it is expected that the Métis Family Wellbeing Coordinator will:

Fully understand the significance and fundamental importance of MNO’s Statement of Prime Purpose (SPP) to all MNO’s work, and to the requirements of the position specifically
Adhere to MNO Policies and Procedures and MNO’s Financial Policies and Procedures at all times
Uphold MNO’s Standards of Professional Conduct at all times
Adhere to Privacy Laws and respect confidential information at all times
The employee must be cognizant of the Ontario Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workers' Safety and Insurance Board, Ontario Human Rights Code, Canadian Human Rights Act, and other legislative provisions governing the employment relationship between MNO and the employee
Ensure that all activities are conducted in accordance with established Métis Nation of Ontario Policies and Procedures and Contribution Agreements (CA)
Work in collaboration within the Branch, other MNO branches, MNO leadership, MNO citizens, MNO contractors and consultants on related projects
Attend the Annual General Assembly (MNO Policy 2.120)

Reporting to the Healing and Wellness Supervisor, the duties include but are not limited to:

Deliver the MFWB program through holistic approaches
Deliver prevention-focused, culturally-responsive supports to promote healthy communities
Support families to heal from the effects of intergenerational trauma
Support families by addressing the over-representation of Indigenous children and youth in child welfare and youth justice systems
Provide client-driven services and culture-based programming
Assist in the development of family wellness plans
Deliver workshops and sharing circles
Ensure the program is reaching the targeted population of children and youth
Provide outreach that educates in preventive choices leading to healthy lifestyles
Provide referrals and advocacy, community networking and other relevant services with the highest level of quality and care
Track site budget and report to Supervisor
Coordinate and collaborate for additional health and wellness services with external organizations on behalf of the client as needed
Network with other health-related agencies as well as Indigenous organizations to promote the MFWB program
Attend regular MNO Northwest Métis Council meetings within the coordinator’s region
Competently support and assist part-time culture staff with cultural programming and reporting
Perform administrative duties such as purchase orders, expense submissions and program reports
Maintain client files and prepare intake forms, documentation, wellness plans and case notes
Participate in on-going professional development activities as time and financial resources permit
Fulfill all other responsibilities as determined by management of the Healing and Wellness Branch

Mandatory Qualifications:
Post-Secondary education in a Social Sciences related field and/or minimum 2 years’ experience in providing social support services to clients in an Indigenous setting
Experience in organizing, implementing community based workshops/activities/community events
Relevant background in Métis focused and broader Indigenous health promotion, recreation and social programs
Proficiency with computer programs (Outlook, Excel, Work and PowerPoint)
Available to work flexible hours or weekends to coordinate with program and community requirements
Successful completion and maintenance of a Vulnerable Sector Check
Reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license (Full class “G”), $2,000,000 liability insurance coverage
Current CPR/First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain

Knowledge of the Métis Nation of Ontario organization and programs
Knowledge and ability to network and liaise with other Indigenous programs and services
Ability to work as part of a team and independently with minimal supervision
Willingness and ability to travel throughout Ontario
Ability to lift 11.5 kg when required
Bilingualism would be considered an asset

The Métis Nation of Ontario welcomes and encourages applications

from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available

on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection


We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that

only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Preference may be given to qualified Métis candidates.